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Old 04-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #152
moby4dick
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Join Date: Jan 2004
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Hahaha, so a thread for the middle age WRX'ers! For better or worse, I am in this group, so have gotten a kick out of reading this post. I remember right before I bought my 'Rex seeing how many salt and pepper guys were running around in 'em, not just tuner looking guys.

Anyway, I was in this conundrum when I got my exhaust, how many years ago. I wanted exactly the same thing, the right sound, but not anywhere near obnoxious and certainly no drone.

Finally settled on the APS 3" TBE with cat, based on I believe Unabomber's tests, where the APS was near the quietest. I ended up changing over to EL headers, because while I really liked the boxer sound, it droned at 3K. Installed EL headers to take out that drone.

Recently the cat has started to go, so I decided to changeover my exhaust, and am getting the Maddad Whisper as well (APS no longer available) The catback is here, unopened, but the downpipe (catted) I am waiting for Swaintech to send; scheduled to be done tax day. Can't wait to see (hear) how much quieter it is... So, APS will be up for sale soon...still have the straight pipe section without the cat...
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